'Jan Seva' is serving the God, says PM Modi in Mann ki Baat
New Delhi: In final address of 2017 to the nation Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed Christmas and New Year greetings to the nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that "service to people" was the biggest identity of humankind and also a part of India's culture. PM compares 'Jan Seva' with 'Shiv Seva' (serving God).
"On December 25, Christmas was celebrated across the world. It was also celebrated in India. On this day we remember the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ, and the thing we remember the most was his teachings on service," Modi said in 2017's last edition of his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
He also said that we see emphasis on service in the Bible.
"The son of man has come, not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life, as blessing to all humankind," Modi said talking about Christ's commitment to service.
"Serving people is the biggest identity of humankind."
'This New Year special for millenium youth'
The upcoming new year will be a "special one" because this will see an entry into adulthood and voting age of all those who were born in the year that began the21st century, said PM Modi.
The Prime Minister appealed to all those turning 18 in 2018 to register themselves as voters and help frame the "India of 21st century".
"Your vote will become the foundation of a new India... You will not just be granting yourselves the right to vote but will be making yourselves the founders of the tomorrow's India," Modi said.
He also suggested a district-level organising of 'Mock Parliament' sessions to give the young adults a practical knowledge of the polity.
He exhorted the youth to use their voting right to usher in a "people's revolution" for the country's development.
What else he said?
- Let us enter 2018 with a spirit of positivity.
- I pay my tribute to Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
- The New India Youth will transform our nation. We can have mock Parliaments in our districts, where we discuss how to make development a mass movement and transform India. The New India Youth must take a lead in this.
- There are several opportunities for our youth today.